Gods of Olympus


In Greek mythology, Hestia is the goddess of the sacred fire and the family hearth. She was the daughter of the titan Kronos and the titaness Rhea.

Hestia had several siblings, namely Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. The father Kronos ate all the children after they were born because he feared they would deprive him of his power. Only Zeus, who was saved by his mother Rhea. She gave birth to him in secret on Crete, giving Kronos only a stone wrapped in a diaper. Eventually, Zeus triumphed in his battle with Cronus, forcing him to release all his siblings. Hestia then went with the other gods to Olympus.

Here she was given the privilege of securing her virginity in perpetuity (like Artemis and Athena), so that she would remain protected from Apollo and Poseidon, who wanted to possess her.

She was also considered the protector of the household and the goddess of the exiled or persecuted.